Pivot Phoenix: Pivot delivers a bike
with over 8 inches of rear travel and
proven World Cup performance.
The Phoenix is a serious DH rig
with sensitive bump compliance,
pedaling efficiency and ample
frame stiffness. $6600.
Scott Gambler 10: The
Gambler 10 is Brendan
Fairclough’s World Cup DH replica, a
no-compromise DH weapon with custom race-tuned FOX
suspension and podium-proven components. The
Gambler features lower and slacker geometry, a longer
shock and tuned leverage ratio. This is World Cup-level
performance for everyone. $9000.
Specialized Status 2: The 7.9-inch-travel Status II downhill bike
brings world championship FSR downhill technology to a more
accessible price level. The Status II features a 135-millimeter rear
hub spacing, a custom Fox Van RC coil shock and a RockShox
Boxxer RC dual-crown fork. $3300.
Transition 450: The TR450 features an easy suspension setup,
well thought-out geometry, big-hit compliance, and the ability to
easily move the bike around where you want it. The TR450 is a
playful DH bike that can adapt to any style of track with ease.
Trek Session 9. 9 Carbon: The Session is the reigning World
Cup champ, proven to be the fastest downhill mountain bike.
And if you ask Aaron Gwin, it’s the overall best downhiller the
scene has ever seen. The 9. 9 features an OCLV carbon frame,
ABP suspension design with a full-floater shock, and a top-to-bottom Shimano Saint build kit. $8930. ;